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  Greek History
Literary Texts and the Greek Historian provides a comprehensive and well documented survey of the ways in which non-historical texts, as well as historical ones, can be used to construct Greek history.
An accessible introduction for first year undergraduates to Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age (c.1200 BC) to the Roman conquest of Greece in the second century BC.
One of Greek history's most important statues, the kouros or "youth, " was most often used as a sanctuary dedication piece.
www.melinahotel.com /greek-history.htm   (219 words)

  Greek History
A volcanic eruption in 1400 BC caused the destruction of the Minoan Thera, an island east of Crete.
The Olympics marked a rise of the Greek culture, and the beginning of the Archaic Period of Greece.
The Greek forces were superior and crushed the invasion at Marathon, under Miltiades.
library.thinkquest.org /10805/history-g.html   (816 words)

 History of the Greek Language
The history of the Greek Language begins, as far as the surviving texts are concerned, with the Mycenaean civilization at least as early as the thirteenth century BCE.
Greek was adopted as a second language by the native people of these regions and was ultimately transformed into what has come to be called the Hellenistic Koiné or common Greek.
The histories of Polybius, the discourses of Epictetus, and the Christian New Testament all date from this period and are good representatives of the Koine.
greek-language.com /historyofgreek   (847 words)

 Greek language at AllExperts
Greek has been written in the Greek alphabet (the first to introduce vowels), since the 9th century BC in Greece (before that in Linear B), and the 4th century BC in Cyprus (before that in Cypriot syllabary).
Classical Greek fell into disuse in western Europe in the Middle Ages, but remained known in the Byzantine world, and was reintroduced to the rest of Europe with the Fall of Constantinople and Greek migration to Italy.
Greek is the official language of Greece where it is spoken by about 99.5% of the population.
en.allexperts.com /e/g/gr/greek_language.htm   (2399 words)

 A Short History of Greek Music
Further evidence of the relationship between folk song and ancient Greek poetry and music is the derivations of the folk words traghoudl (song) and traghoutho (to sing) from ancient traghodia (tragedy) and traghodho (to act).
Also, there is a substantial difference between ancient Greek prosody (quantitive), a recitation which clearly marked the difference between long and short syllables; thanks to its vowels, each word had an elementary rhythmic form as well as a rough melodic fine.
To date, Greek folk song has never been systematically included in school curricula, not taught in Greek conservatories, nor is there a chair of musicology in any of the Greek universities.
www.helleniccomserve.com /musichistory.html   (2885 words)

 Greek History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to the Greek age of which we speak, the Elizabethan age that spawned Shakespeare and Marlowe among other notables is considered highly, as is the modern Twentieth Century.
Greek Theatre evolved, according the ELAC, from the primitive tribes that populated the area that would become Greece, dating back to nearly 1200 B.C. "In northern Greece, in an area called Thrace, a cult arose that worshipped Dionysus, the god of human and agricultural fertility.
Now that you have a little basis on the history of how the stage was set in ancient Greece, I entreat you to take a look at some contemporary productions and their value.
www.ripon.edu /Academics/Theatre/THE231/ClevelandJ/Greek/greek_history.htm   (836 words)

 Greek Theatre Index   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aristotle, Classic Technique, and Greek Drama - An analysis of the beginnings of dramatic criticism, focusing on the principles of Aristotle.
The Chorus - An essay on the role of the Chorus in Greek drama.
Records and Preservation of Greek Plays - The archons of Athens kept records of the contests at both the city festivals, giving the names of the choregoi (citizens appointed to defray part of the expense of the production), the poet-teachers (called didascaloi), the actors, plays, and victors in the contests.
www.theatrehistory.com /ancient/greek.html   (528 words)

 History of Ancient Greece - Crystalinks
In the modern Greek school-books, "ancient times" is a period of about 1000 years (from the catastrophe of Mycenae until the conquest of the country by the Romans) that is divided in four periods, based on styles of art as much as culture and politics.
The Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Greek peninsula in several waves beginning in the late 3rd millennium BC, the last being the Dorian invasion.
Greek colonies were not politically controlled by their founding cities, although they often retained religious and commercial links with them.
www.crystalinks.com /greekhistory.html   (3334 words)

 History & Heritage: Utah's Greek Americans
Between the years of 1900 and 1920, nearly 352,000 Greek boys and men left their villages for a country thousands of miles away.
The Greek immigrants arrived in America at a time when the country needed cheap labor for the rapid industrialization of the West.
Greek immigration to Utah not only came to affect the economy and growth of the state, it added another vibrant community to the mosaic of Utah's population.
www.kued.org /productions/greeks/history   (176 words)

 Greek Islands - Holidays Hotels Greek Islands Videos Greece TV
Greek Islands - Holidays Hotels Greek Islands Videos Greece TV GreekIslands.tv is still currently under development, and not all aspects of the site that we would like to include are ready yet.
The Greek Islands are famous throughout the world for their unique landscapes, stunning beaches and scenery, and where the hospitality of the locals is second to none.
The Greek Islands are unlike anywhere in the world, and the wonderful choice, and different landscapes, settings and places of great interest, make them an ideal holiday destination.
www.greekislands.tv   (320 words)

 Greek History
These correlations and their reflection in Demotic and Greek land survey data raise doubts about the common view that patterns of tenure on royal land in the Fayyum can be attributed to more intensive state control over this region than the Nile Valley.
The size of the largest Greek cities was a function of the population they controlled, mechanisms of tax and rent, and transportation technology.
This paper argues that the success of chattel slavery was a function of the specific configuration of several critical variables: the character of certain kinds of economic activity, the incentive system, the normative value system of a society, and the nature of commitments required of the free population.
www.princeton.edu /~pswpc/papers/subject/subject/greekhist.html   (2242 words)

 Short History
I thought that, despite its "patriotic" context, it provides a good summary of the history of the Greek language, that is why I included it here.
The history of the language that you speak is carved on its very words that, spoken and sung by millions of people over thousands of years, bring the history of our nation to us.
That is why it is argued that the common language of the Christ era is a milestone in the history of the Greek language and was the first form of Modern Greek.
www.greece.org /gr-lessons/gr-english/history.html   (553 words)

 Greece, A History of Ancient Greece, GREEK LITERATURE
Scholars have determined that the Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician alphabet.
His history of Rome from its origins to the First Punic War (264 to 241 BC) is written from a Roman point of view, but it is carefully researched.
The physician Galen, in the history of ancient science, is the most significant person in medicine after Hippocrates, who laid the foundation of medicine in the 5th century BC.
history-world.org /greek_art.htm   (4034 words)

 A brief history of honey - All about honey
The most characteristic mythical trust that reflects honey's special value for Greeks is its consideration as the food of the Gods of Olympus known as "ambrosia".
Its use in ancient Greek food recipes, and it's a priority as the basic material for the preparation of sweets and delicacies, made honey use very popular in ancient Greece.
Due to its extended development in various climatic habitats, honey it is produced in the majority of the countries, consisting one important nutritional source for the mankind.
www.greekproducts.com /greekproducts/honey/history.html   (268 words)

 The history of saffron - From the ancient Greece untill today
It is referred throughout ancient history and in the course of many medical writings of the classical Greek and Roman times all the way to the Middle Ages.
The history of red saffron in modern Greece starts in the 17th century when traders from Kozani, Macedonia, brought the red saffron from Austria.
For 300 years, Greek red saffron is systematically cultivated under the warmth of the Greek sun, in the rich soil of a unique area including many small towns of Kozani in West Macedonia.
www.greekproducts.com /greekproducts/saffron/history.html   (318 words)

 Greek History
A wonderful introduction to the Ancient Greek theatre with diagrams of the parts of a theatre, 3D reconstruction of the theatre of Dionysos in Athens, and galleries of pictures from ancient theatre remains.
Ancient Greece: The Theban Hegemony: 371-362 BC Sparta is defeated at Leuktra and Theba rises as the leader of the Greek city-states.
History of this Nothern part of Greece throughout the centuries, including history of Thessaloniki.
www.geocities.com /yioulepp/GreekHistory.htm   (2365 words)

 Greek History & the Gods
Greek myth says that King Minos had his master craftsman Daedalus build a labyrinth, or maze, in order to imprison the Minotaur, a monster half-bull and half-man, the product of an illicit union between Minos’ wife Pasiphae and a sacred bull.
Towards the end of the dark ages, geometrically-patterned pottery that is recognizably Greek begins to appear, along with a new form of alphabetic writing, borrowed after trading with the Phoenicians.
Apollo's shrine and oracle at Delphi was a famous Greek institution.
faculty.gvsu.edu /websterm/Greekhistory&gods.htm   (4629 words)

 History at OSU
History 709, Introduction to Methodology in Ancient History, in both Greek and Roman history, unless the student has met this requirement at the M.A. level.
Consideration of petitions for exemptions to the Department of History’s requirements for graduate degrees and for credit for graduate work undertaken elsewhere are the responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of History, in consultation with the Ancient History Faculty.
Students admitted into the Ph.D. program in Ancient History at OSU without an M.A. in Ancient History from OSU are required to pass a one-hour oral examination at the end of their first year of classes as a condition of their continuing enrollment in the program.
history.osu.edu /courses/curriculum/field_ancient_files/prog.cfm   (1618 words)

 History of Greece: Books
Many articles on history, the diaspora, well known or up and coming Greek artists, musicians, writers, politicians, and their summer issue is as full of practical information as any of the guidebooks.
Eleni by Nicholas Gage is a personal history and the story of the heroism of Gage's mother who sacrificed her life to save her children during the civil war when their village of Lia, near the Albanian border, was under the control of the communists.
Plato was probably the most important thinker in western history and the death of his teacher, Socrates convinced him that until philosophers became rulers and rulers became philosophers, there was no hope of curing the ills of society.
www.greektravel.com /books/history   (3639 words)

 Online Resources on Greek History
The History of Byzantine Literature, by Karl Krumbacher (introductory sections, translated by D. Jenkins and D. Bachrach).
It was propagated through the medium of the Greek language; it was interpreted and clarified by the Fathers of Christianity, who were either Greek in origin or Hellenized and who spoke and wrote in Greek.
Following three centuries of underground existence and persecution in the Roman Empire, it was again the Greek Church, the Greek language, and Greek missionaries that carried the Christian message in both the East and the West.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/greek-resources-history.asp   (1313 words)

 Greek Research by History Link 101
Greek gods, goddesses and heroes Very complete essays on each god and goddess including marriages, affairs and decedents.
The History of the Peloponnesian War This is by Thucydides.
Greeks View of the Stars Overview of the Greek's thoughts on the stars in reference to geometry.
www.historylink101.com /ancient_greece/ancient_greece_research.htm   (474 words)

Greek clothing was made out of three types of materials.
Drapery in Greek culture did not fold crisply like Egyptian folds fell and the linen was not as stiff as the linen used in Egypt.
Greek garments were essentially the same for men and women and were not shaped or fitted to the body but draped on the body in soft folds.
www.cwu.edu /~robinsos/ppages/resources/Costume_History/greek.htm   (691 words)

 Greek History and Civilization
Much of our philosophy, art, literature and outlook on life was shaped by the Greek Golden Age, when a few million Greeks on a thousands of largely barren islands transformed the world.
In time the Romans adopted Greek culture to such an extent that it is impossible to study the Roman Empire without also studying Greek history and culture and how the Greek's influenced the course of the Empire.
It is a testament to the melding of Greek and Roman cultures that even though we regard the Byzantine empire as Greek civilization the Byzantines themselves referred to themselves as "Romans" and to their Empire as the Roman Empire.
greek-history.annourbis.com   (269 words)

 YouTube - Greek history 4000 years of culture
Makedonian is a place in greece, its like gothenburg in sweden and some people wants to name their country after gotneburg thats the same with makedonia its 100% hellenic, and the real macedonia is near the second biggest town in greece thessaloniki.
Thebes was destsoyed by Alexanders allies (Thracians and Greeks: Thessalians, Epirotans) and not Macedonians.
All prove that Macedonians are Greeks and Americans and Arab archeologists have found numerus cities pure Greek everywhere.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=z7WBDfmLiW4   (812 words)

 Greece Hotels Greece Travel Guide Greek Islands Hotels Greece Holidays
The Greek Islands are famous throughout the world, and each one is individual in it's own right, offering it's visitors a selection of history, culture, and of course, entertainment.
The list of popular Greek Islands can go on and on, but with Rhodes, Crete, Poros, Samos and many others to add to the list, your Greek Holidays can easily be the most fun and relaxation you have ever had during your vacations.
So, when you travel to Greece and the Greek Islands for your holidays, don't feel like a stranger, because, in the eyes of the Greek people, you are a very welcome guest, invited to share and experience all of the magic and beauty that Greece has to offer.
www.aroundgreece.com   (743 words)

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece
Greek Colonies and the Panhellenic Sanctuaries at Delphi and Olympia [At Perseus]
For the Greeks, the Persian's were the major "other" against whom they measured their own institutions.
Images of Orality and Literacy in Greek Iconography of the Fifth, Fourth and Third Centuries BCE, ed.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook07.html   (2710 words)

 Classical Myth: Info: Time Line
Break-up of Mycenaean civilization; Greek settlements throughout the Aegean Islands and the coast of Asia Minor.
Emergence of the classical Greek city-states, governed by family groups or dictators (mainly 7th-6th century),or democracies (begun by Athens, 5th century)
Greek city-states flourish until overshadowed by the powerful Macedonian kings.
web.uvic.ca /grs/bowman/myth/info/timeline.html   (208 words)

 BUBL LINK: Greek history
Greek and Roman history, art and archaeology, classical mythology, language, and ancient philosophy are among the topics covered.
Archelogos is the creation of an electronic database for the recording of all the philosophical arguments that can be extracted from the texts of the Ancient Greek philosophers, including Plato and Aristotle, according to interpretations that span two and a half millennia.
Article tracing the discovery of the temple of Poseidon in 1952 by Oscar Broneer, the director of the University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia, and the subsequent excavation of the central plateau containing the temple, altar, surrounding buildings, and a Roman hero shrine.
bubl.ac.uk /link/g/greekhistory.htm   (769 words)

 Kidipede - History for Kids - Homework Help for Tweens and Teens
From the Stone Age to the Byzantine empire, here's the history of ancient Greece!
Find out who Cimabue was, why Charlemagne wanted to marry the Byzantine Empress Irene, and all about the real King John from Robin Hood.
Copyright 1998-2007 Dr. Karen Carr, Associate Professor of History, Portland State University.
www.historyforkids.org   (308 words)

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